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By Daryll Williams | October 18, 2022

Chapter 4: Somerset West - Updated 2022

96 Winery Road

This venerable place has been part of the fabric of Somerset West for so long that they must be doing something right. The many people who love coming here adore the country flavours and generous portions as well as the decades-old favourites.

Why go?

The chef only uses fresh, often organic and, where possible, local ingredients to prepare the dishes that you can find on the menu. They are inspired by South African favourites and flavours from around the world. The fresh seasonal and inspirational menu changes almost every day, and the main menu four times a year.

A wide selection of scrumptious new dishes, signature favourites and decadent desserts, Image Credit: 96 Winery Road


a: Zandberg Farm, Winery Road, off the R44 between Stellenbosch and Somerset West
t: +27 21 842 2020
h: Deli: daily from 09h00, Breakfast: served until 11h00
h: Lunch: daily from 12h00–15h00
h: Dinner: Monday to Saturday, 18h00–21h00

Cavalli Estate

Cavalli restaurant has quickly established itself as a must-visit dining destination in the Cape Winelands, over looking a serene dam set against the backdrop of the magnificent Helderberg mountain range, and has quickly become a favourite among discerning foodies countrywide.

Why go?

The cuisine manifesto is hinged on local sustainable ingredients and the estate partners with local, like-minded producers to source produce of the highest quality.

The first Green-star rated restaurant in the South Africa, Image Credit: Cavalli Estate


a: Strand Rd, Somerset West
t: +27 21 855 3218
h: Lunch: Wednesday to Sunday, 12h00–14h30 (last seating)
h: Dinner: Wednesday to Saturday 18h00–20h30 (last seating)


Sporting a relatively small menu, Idiom’s food immediately comes across as a clever contemporary combo of South Africa and Italy.

Why go?

Flaunting its own spectacular panoramic views of the majestic Helderberg basin as well as the Cape Peninsula region stretching from Table Mountain all the way across to Cape Point.

Cape bream and tomato ceviche, Image Credit: Idiom Wines


a: Idiom Wines, Da Capo Vineyards, Off Old Sir Lowry’s Pass Road, Somerset West, 7130
t: +27 21 858 1088
h: Monday to Sunday, 09h30–16h30


CHORUS is Bertus Basson’s brand new restaurant that opened at the sprawling Waterkloof Wine Estate in Somerset West on October 2022. Look forward to a seasonal four and six course menu bursting with sensational flavours.

Why go?

Look forward to a contemporary space as well as simple, focused, seasonal cooking, where the menu is dictated by ingredients. The wine list celebrates Waterkloof wines, as well as feature wines from other South African producers.

Spanspek, watermelon, labneh, cumin, jalapeño and Jamestown basil, Image Credit: Chorus


a: Waterkloof Wine Estate, Sir Lowry’s Pass Road, Somerset West
t: NA
h: Lunch: Tuesday to Sunday, 12h00–14h00 (last seating)
H: Dinner: Thursday to Saturday, 18h30–20h00 (last seating)

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